ERIC Number: ED284689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Program to Incorporate High-Order Thinking Skills into Teaching and Learning for Grades K-3.
Robinson, Irene S.
This practicum was designed to organize and implement an effective thinking skills program to enhance higher-order thinking in children. The program's goals were (1) to provide a series of in-service training sessions designed to improve participants' teaching skills and motivate participants to use various teaching strategies in order to bring about positive changes in the thinking processes of students; (2) to use the Junior Books program to further assist third grade children in thinking interpretively; and (3) to encourage teachers to practice in class effective teaching models that enable children to think on higher levels of complexity. The 18 teachers who participated in the implementation attended all in-service sessions, developed effective strategies for teaching thinking skills, and held positive attitudes toward the thinking skills program. In addition, the 78 participating third grade students showed positive gains on all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. (PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; Higher Order Skills; Junior Great Books Program; Thinking Skills
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.